Developing skills and competency in CBT is a complex process of which self-observation and self-reflection are an essential part. In this new book, leading figures Beverly Haarhoff and Richard Thwaites outline the rationale for a focus on self-reflective practice in CBT, before offering practical and accessible guidelines demonstrating how this can be achieved in training and practice. Highlighting relevant research throughout and using case studies to illustrate theory in practice, ten chapters consider: - reflection in training and in supervision and self-supervision, - reflecting on the therapeutic relationship, on our sociocultural perceptions and biases and on client feedback - how reflection is vital to self-care and to becoming a better therapist, supervisor and trainer. This is an essential read for trainees in both high and low intensity CBT programmes, those on broader CBT courses, and for qualified practitioners working independently to enhance their self-reflective capacity.

Chapter 3: Developing your self-supervision practice: Using Reflection to Increase Therapeutic Effectiveness and Enhance Cbt Skill Development

Developing your self-supervision practice: Using Reflection to Increase Therapeutic Effectiveness and Enhance Cbt Skill Development

Developing your self-supervision practice: Using Reflection to Increase Therapeutic Effectiveness and Enhance Cbt Skill Development
Richard ThwaitesBeverly Haarhoff

Learning aims

  • To understand the concept of self-supervision and identify how you can introduce this into your practice in order to troubleshoot stuck points in therapy and maximise your development of therapeutic skills and knowledge
  • To understand and reflect on the three main phases of self-supervision:
    • Identifying a marker of a potential problem
    • Translating this into a focus or question for self-supervision (e.g. on a specific client, with regard to wider therapeutic patterns, or for therapist self-care)
    • Using self-supervision to combine clinical information and previously held CBT knowledge in order to come to a new understanding and ...
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